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What drove protesters in May unrest over George Floyd?

Oct. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Before facing federal arson charges, the only other time McKenzy Ann DeGidio Dunn could recall appearing before a judge was three years ago, when she was legally adopted by a rural Pope County, Minnesota family at the age of 16. Her biological mother had died of brain cancer when she...

Pro democracy demonstrators face water canons as police try to clear the protest venue in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Thailand prime minister has rejected calls for his resignation as his government steps up efforts to stop student-led protesters from rallying in the capital for a second day in defiance of a strict state of emergency. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Thai police crack down on protesters, PM refuses to resign

Oct. 16, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Riot police in Thailand cracked down on thousands of student-led protesters who rallied Friday in the capital in defiance of a strict state of emergency, while the prime minister rejected calls for his resignation. The protesters gathered in torrential monsoon rains to push their demands,...

A police officer fires his tear gas launcher during a protest against the new Job Creation Law approved by Parliament last week in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Thousands of conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia's capital on Tuesday demanding that the government revoke the law they say will cripple labor rights. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Muslim protesters march against Indonesia's new labor law

Oct. 13, 2020 6:57 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia’s capital on Tuesday demanding that the government revoke a new law they say will cripple labor rights, with some clashing with police. Authorities blocked streets leading to the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, where...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2016 file photo, David Prater, Oklahoma County District Attorney, talks to the media in Oklahoma City. Prater agreed Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 to reduced criminal charges against five young people accused of inciting a riot following a confrontation with police in June. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma County prosecutor reduces charges in protest case

Oct. 12, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater agreed Monday to reduce criminal charges against five young people accused of inciting a riot following a confrontation with police in June. Court records show five defendants initially charged with felony inciting a riot each received a...

Heshy Tischler, a City Council candidate and activist in the Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park, leaves Kings County Criminal Court after his arraignment Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, in New York. Tischler had been arrested on charges of inciting people to riot and unlawful imprisonment of a journalist who was chased and trapped by a crowd. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

NYC virus lockdown protest leader ordered away from reporter

Oct. 12, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A leader of protests against new coronavirus restrictions in Brooklyn was ordered Monday to stay away from a journalist who was chased and trapped by a crowd. Judge Edwin Novillo told Heshy Tischler, who is charged with inciting people to riot and unlawful imprisonment of a journalist, that...

During the eviction, police officers use a turntable ladder to go through a window of the squatted house

German police clear out famous Berlin squatters' building

Oct. 9, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in heavy riot gear began clearing out a notorious Berlin leftist squat on Friday, encountering only passive resistance from residents as they carried them individually down a firetruck ladder. A police spokesman at the scene, Thilo Cablitz, said 1,500 police had been called out to aid...

Protesters add a bicycle to a burning metro station during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. Thousands of enraged students and workers staged rallies across Indonesia on Thursday in opposition to a new law they say will cripple labor rights and harm the environment. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Protests against new labor law turn violent across Indonesia

Oct. 8, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Protests in many Indonesian cities turned violent Thursday as thousands of enraged students and workers criticized a new law they say will cripple labor rights and harm the environment. Clashes between rock-throwing demonstrators and riot police broke out near Jakarta's...

Thousands of students, workers protest new Indonesian law

Oct. 7, 2020 8:37 AM EDT

BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of Indonesian students and workers protested on Wednesday against a new law they say will cripple labor rights and harm the environment, with some clashing with police. One student was apparently shot. Authorities in Bandung, the capital of West Java province, blocked...

Colorado protest leader pleads not guilty in alleged riot

Oct. 6, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — One of three people arrested after protesting in August outside the home of a Colorado Springs police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday in court. The 20-year-old has been charged with felonies including menacing, attempted robbery, attempted theft, engaging in a riot...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo, state Rep. Attica Scott, D-Louisville, speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Felony rioting charges were dropped Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, against the Kentucky lawmaker and others arrested last month during protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

Felony rioting charges dropped against Kentucky lawmaker

Oct. 6, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Felony rioting charges were dropped Tuesday against a Kentucky lawmaker and others arrested last month during protests demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. Prosecutors lacked evidence to continue pursuing the rioting charges against state Rep. Attica Scott and 17 others, Jefferson...